In one of the best blog posts we’ve seen in a long time, we’re happy to point our readers to Tim Layton’s recent post entitled “The Perfect Duet: Mamiya 7 & RZ67 Pro II.” Layton addresses an audience of “serious photographers including advanced amateurs and professionals” on his choice and use of medium format film cameras.
Using his Mamiya RZ67 for macro work, landscapes, and portraits, Layton praises his Mamiya 7 for “landscape, architecture” and street photography.” By balancing the use of these two tools, Layton has achieved the “perfect duet.”
In this thoughtful article, types of film are discussed, and recommendations are made. Layton includes a handy table breaking down different film sizes and appropriate cameras. The whole piece is definitely worth reading in its entirety. We hope to read and share more of this shooter’s efforts with our Mamiya blog audience in the future.
Be sure to take a few moments to see some of Layton’s beautiful photography here. Thanks for such a great post for medium format film enthusiasts and photographers everywhere, Tim. Great work!
Mamiya shooter Matt Theilen recently posted an entry on his blog regarding a print auction. Proceeds will go to the High Fives Foundation, which, according to their site, is “a Tahoe-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.” Bidding is set to end on December 15.
Matt captioned the image with the following information to assist bidders:
In the fall of 2008 I was traveling along highway 1 near Point Arena, California and the fog was building and rolling in from the ocean. I stopped along the road when I saw this fence and row of cypress trees descending off into the mist. I set up my Mamiya 7 with Tmax 400 and made several exposures as the fog rolled through.
Shot in the fall, the beautiful photo reminds us of that Bob Dylan lyric,”…I waited for you on the running boards near the cypress tress while the springtime turned slowly into autumn.”
Enjoy, and thanks to Matt for contributing his art for a good cause.